Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group’s plans to transform Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse into a residential, commercial and leisure quarter are moving forward following the appointment of a series of designers to the project, which is being masterplanned by architect Will Alsop.
Architecture practice SimpsonHaugh & Partners, interior specialist Johnson Naylor and landscape architect Planit-IE, have been appointed to work on the reconfiguration of Great Northern and the square outside.
Alsop’s ALL Design will continue to work on the overall masterplan and drive the creative vision for the project as further phases develop and will be working on the designs for the treatment of the cinema and car park block between the listed warehouse and Beetham Tower once a detailed consultation exercise with local stakeholders has been concluded.
The SRF for the area was approved by Manchester City Council in February allowing detailed plans to be drawn for the £300m project.
Robert Wolstenholme, managing director of Trilogy Property, said: “We’re excited to be working with some great Manchester-based practices on our vision for Great Northern Warehouse and have a fantastic team in place with a strong mix of expertise, local knowledge and enthusiasm for the project. With Will Alsop already bringing his big-picture thinking and spirit to the project, this will be a rich collaboration. I’m confident we’re on track to deliver a world class destination for employment, leisure and high quality city centre living.”